The Committee on International Relations in Statistics (CIRS) from the American Statistical Association (ASA) and Statistics Without Borders are organizing a bi-monthly Webinar Series that will cover different topics in Statistics. The goal is to give the opportunity to people based on different corners of the world to come together and learn some introductory material about interesting statistical topics.
The second edition will be held on July 20th, please, help us advertise it.
July 20 2022, 12 PM EDT
An Introduction to Bayesian Inference
Shirin Golchi, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University
This webinar will provide an introduction to basic concepts in Bayesian inference. Topics that will be covered include estimation and hypothesis testing under the Bayesian paradigm, prior specification as well as an introduction to Bayesian computation. The workshop will include hands on examples of parametric inference in R using R-packages that rely on Stan (rstanarm and brms).
At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
• Specify simple Bayesian models (including priors);
• Make Bayesian inference in single parameter models;
• Fit linear and generalized linear models using rstanarm or
The event is free, but registration is required. Register in
Speaker Short Bio
Dr Shirin Golchi is an assistant professor of biostatistics at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a PhD in statistics in 2014. Dr Golchi’s research interests are Bayesian inference and computational methods which were the focus of her PhD research. Before joining McGill, she worked at a health research company, MTEK Sciences, where she became interested in biostatistics and specifically clinical trials research.
For questions, or to suggest topics for future webinars contact Carolina Franco at email@example.com or Alexandra Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there.
Alexandra M. Schmidt
Professor – The University Chair
Program Director of Biostatistics